Jory Brinkerhoff, assistant professor of biology at the University of Richmond, has received a $25,000 research award from the Thomas F. Jeffress and Kate Miller Jeffress Memorial Trust of Richmond, for his research on the emergence of Lyme disease in Virginia.
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $50,400 fellowship to A. Linwood “Woody” Holton, professor of history and American studies at the University of Richmond. Holton is among 215 grant recipients, or 8 percent of applicants, for 2011-12.
John Weinberg, director of research and senior vice president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, will share his analysis of the economy Feb. 1 at the University of Richmond MBA Alumni Society’s third annual Economic Breakfast.
John Allison, retired chairman and CEO of BB&T Corp., will speak about the financial crisis Jan. 17, 6 p.m., at the University of Richmond School of Law.
Peter Bernard, CEO of Bon Secours Virginia, will be the guest in a C-Suite Conversation, Jan. 31 at University of Richmond’s Robins School of Business.
Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, professor of political science and associate dean at the University of Richmond, is a member of an international delegation invited by the government of Taiwan that will observe the country’s Jan. 14 national elections.
Anne Marie Morgan, an adjunct professor of political science in the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies, has co-edited a textbook, “Governing Virginia,” which describes Virginia’s politics and government through the centuries.
Elizabeth Duke will speak about her progression from a community banker to the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System on Jan. 16, 6 p.m., at the University of Richmond’s Camp Concert Hall.
In its 2011 Open Doors Report, the Institute of International Education ranked the University of Richmond third in total study abroad students among the 40 U.S. baccalaureate institutions recognized.
More than 880 University of Richmond students have pledged to fight relationship violence as part of the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC) to end violence against women. Richmond College, the university’s undergraduate division for men, has locally sponsored and supported the international movement since 2006.